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Rabat Tweet Definition of Rabat Like Definition of Rabat on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of Morocco.
rabbi Tweet Definition of rabbi Like Definition of rabbi on Facebook
noun
  1. A Jewish spiritual teacher.
ransom Tweet Definition of ransom Like Definition of ransom on Facebook
noun
  1. Money paid for the freeing of a hostage.
verbto ransom
  1. (14c) To deliver, especially in context of sin or relevant penalties.
  2. To pay a price to set someone free from captivity or punishment.
Rastafarian Tweet Definition of Rastafarian Like Definition of Rastafarian on Facebook
noun
  1. (rasta) an adherent of Rastafarianism
adjective
  1. (rasta) of, or relating to Rastafarianism or its adherents
rationalism Tweet Definition of rationalism Like Definition of rationalism on Facebook
noun
  1. (philosophy) The theory that the basis of knowledge is reason rather than experience, or divine revelation
receptionist Tweet Definition of receptionist Like Definition of receptionist on Facebook
noun
  1. One who receives visitors or calls, typically in an office setting.
  2. Alternative name for a secretary.
Rector Tweet Definition of Rector Like Definition of Rector on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname; derived from the German surname Richter.
  2. a town in Arkansas
rectory Tweet Definition of rectory Like Definition of rectory on Facebook
noun (rectories)
  1. The residence of Roman Catholic priest(s) associated with a parish church.
  2. The residence of an Anglican rector.
redeem Tweet Definition of redeem Like Definition of redeem on Facebook
verb
  1. (transitive) To recover ownership of something by paying a sum.
  2. (transitive) To set free, rescue or ransom.
  3. (transitive) To save from a state of sin (and from its consequences).
  4. (transitive) To restore the reputation or honour of oneself or something.
redemption Tweet Definition of redemption Like Definition of redemption on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of redeeming or something redeemed
  2. the recovery, for a fee, of a pawned article
  3. salvation from sin
  4. rescue upon payment of a ransom
Reformation Tweet Definition of Reformation Like Definition of Reformation on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The religious movement initiated by w:Martin Luther, Martin Luther in the 16th century to reform the Roman Catholic church, Church.
reformed Tweet Definition of reformed Like Definition of reformed on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, reform)
reformer Tweet Definition of reformer Like Definition of reformer on Facebook
noun
  1. one who reforms, or who works for reform
  2. one who was involved in the Reformation
regenerate Tweet Definition of regenerate Like Definition of regenerate on Facebook
verb (regenerat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To construct or create anew, especially in an improved manner
  2. (transitive) To revitalize
  3. (context, transitive, biology) To replace lost or damaged tissue
  4. (intransitive) To become reconstructed
  5. (intransitive) To undergo a spiritual rebirth
regeneration Tweet Definition of regeneration Like Definition of regeneration on Facebook
noun
  1. Rebuilding or restructuring; large scale repair or renewal.
''The conversion of so many old industrial buildings into living quarters was a major factor in the .
regular Tweet Definition of regular Like Definition of regular on Facebook
noun
  1. A member of the British Army as opposed to a member of the Territorial Army or Reserve.
  2. A frequent, routine visitor to an establishment.
  3. (Canadian English) A coffee with one cream and one sugar.
adjective
  1. with constant frequency or pattern.
  2. normal; ordinary
  3. obeying rules
  4. (grammar) (of a verb, plural, etc) following a set or common pattern
The verb "to walk" is regular.
The noun "mouse" has the irregular plural "mice".
  1. frequent or common
He made visits to go see his mother.
  1. (snowboarding): Riding with the left foot forward.
  2. exemplary, Exemplary; excellent example of; utter.
a genius
a John Bull
relic Tweet Definition of relic Like Definition of relic on Facebook
noun
  1. Something old kept for sentimental reasons.
  2. (religion) A part of the body of a saint, or an ancient religious object, kept for veneration.
religion Tweet Definition of religion Like Definition of religion on Facebook
noun
  1. A system of beliefs, including belief in the existence of at least one of the following: a human soul or spirit, a deity or higher being, or self after the death of one"s body.
    • He couldn"t abide by any that didn"t allow for wrongdoers to be punished after death.
      1. A number of customs and rituals associated with such beliefs.
    • When it comes to , she doesn"t believe, but she loves to attend the ceremonies.
      1. Anything that involves the association of people in a manner resembling a religious institution or cult.
    • At this point, Star Trek has really become a .
      1. Any system or institution which one engages with in order to foster a sense of meaning or relevance in relation to something greater than oneself.
religious Tweet Definition of religious Like Definition of religious on Facebook
noun (plural: )
  1. A member of a religious order.
I am only one among the many of this church.
adjective
  1. Concerning religion.
It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider issues.
  1. Committed to the practice of religion.
I was much more as a teenager than I am now.
  1. Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.
I'm a fan of college basketball.
remonstrant Tweet Definition of remonstrant Like Definition of remonstrant on Facebook
noun
  1. One who remonstrates or issues remonstrances; One who formally protests, or issues such (usually written) protestations.
reproach Tweet Definition of reproach Like Definition of reproach on Facebook
noun (reproaches)
  1. A mild rebuke, or an implied criticism.
  2. disgrace or shame
verb (reproaches, reproaching, reproached)
  1. To criticize or rebuke someone.
  2. To disgrace, or bring shame upon someone.
reprobation Tweet Definition of reprobation Like Definition of reprobation on Facebook
noun
  1. (theology) The Calvinist term for damnation.
reserve Tweet Definition of reserve Like Definition of reserve on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.
  2. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
  3. That which is excepted; exception.
  4. Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
  5. A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose; as, the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy Reserves in Canada, for the support of the clergy.
  6. A body of troops in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
  7. A member of a sports team who does not participate from the start of the game, who can be used to replace tired or injured team-mates.
  8. Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.
verb (reserves, reserving, reserved, reserved)
  1. To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.
  2. Hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to keep; to retain.
  3. To make an exception of; to except.
resurrection Tweet Definition of resurrection Like Definition of resurrection on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of arise, arising from the dead, id est becoming alive again.
  2. (Christianity) The Resurrection: The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
  3. (Christianity) A self-referential term for Jesus Christ
Quotations
  • Jesus said unto her, I am the , and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: - John 11:25''
retribution Tweet Definition of retribution Like Definition of retribution on Facebook
noun
  1. punishment, Punishment inflicted in the spirit of moral outrage or personal vengeance.
Rev. Tweet Definition of Rev. Like Definition of Rev. on Facebook
abbreviation (infl, en, abbreviation)
  1. (biblical) An abbreviation used for Revelation, a book in the New Testament of the Bible.
reverence Tweet Definition of reverence Like Definition of reverence on Facebook
noun
  1. veneration; profound awe and respect, normally in a sacred context
  2. An act of showing respect, such as a bow
  3. The state of being revered
  4. Your reverence A form of address for some members of the clergy
    reverent(adj.)
    revere (verb)
    reverently (adv.)
verb (reverences, reverencing, reverenced, reverenced)
  1. To show reverence.
Reverend Tweet Definition of Reverend Like Definition of Reverend on Facebook
nounThe Reverend
  1. An honorary title added to the names of Christian clergy.
rite Tweet Definition of rite Like Definition of rite on Facebook
noun (plural: rites)
  1. religious custom
ritual Tweet Definition of ritual Like Definition of ritual on Facebook
noun
  1. rite; a repeated set of actions
They carried out the ritual carefully.
adjective
  1. Related to a rite or repeated set of actions.
They performed the ritual lighting of the candles.
Roman Tweet Definition of Roman Like Definition of Roman on Facebook
proper noun (plural) Romans
  1. A native or resident of Rome.
  2. A native or resident of the Roman Empire
adjective
  1. Of or from Rome.
  2. Of or from the Roman Empire
Roman Catholic Tweet Definition of Roman Catholic Like Definition of Roman Catholic on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a person who belongs to the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church
adjective (pos=Roman Catholic, -, -)
  1. of or pertaining to the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church Tweet Definition of Roman Catholic Church Like Definition of Roman Catholic Church on Facebook
proper noun
  1. That part of the Christian churches in union with the pope in Rome.
  2. The Patriarchate of the West, that part of the Catholic Church under the jurisdiction of the pope as Patriarch of the West.
  3. The Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.
Rome Tweet Definition of Rome Like Definition of Rome on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Latium, Italy.
  2. A city, the capital of the province of Latium and also of Italy.
  3. The Roman Empire
rosary Tweet Definition of rosary Like Definition of rosary on Facebook
noun (rosaries)
  1. A series of Roman Catholic prayers, usually made up of five or fifteen, or twenty decades of Hail Marys, each decade beginning with Our Father and ending with a Gloria Be to the Father. Other prayers are also incorporated into the rosary.
  2. A string of beads used in counting the prayers said in a rosary
  3. A string of beads used in praying by members of religions or denominations other than Roman Catholicism such as the Anglican Church
Rosicrucian Tweet Definition of Rosicrucian Like Definition of Rosicrucian on Facebook
noun
  1. a 'Brother' of the 'Order of the Rose Cross'; a member of the Rosicrucian Order.
  2. a member of certain modern groups or organizations formed for the study of Rosicrucianism and allied subjects
The Fellowship
adjective
  1. (context, of teachings) mystic, occult or esoteric and related to the philosophy of Rosicrucianism
rota Tweet Definition of rota Like Definition of rota on Facebook
noun
  1. A schedule that allocates some task, responsibility or (rarely) privilege between a set of people according to a (possibly periodic) calendar.
rubric Tweet Definition of rubric Like Definition of rubric on Facebook
noun
  1. a heading in a book highlighted in red
  2. an established rule or custom, a guideline
  3. a category or classification
  • That would fall under the of things we can ignore for now.
    1. (education) a printed set of score, scoring criteria for evaluating student work and for giving feedback

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